151 Saint Andrews Court
Mankato, MN 56001
MN Soybean Growers Assn.
We’re very proud to tell you that Minnesota’s soybean farmers not only feed the world, they also grow a crop that is used to make innovative “green” products that help protect the environment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Minnesota’s soybean farmers are also knowledgeable, respectful stewards of the land they live and raise their families on. They are business men and women who continually strive to adopt new technologies and practices that will protect and preserve Minnesota’s treasured natural resources, while producing a safe and abundant food supply. Collectively known as Minnesota Soybean, the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) are two very distinct and different organizations that work together toward a common goal – to increase the profitability of Minnesota’s soybean farmers.
TWO DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS, ONE GOAL
The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) oversees the investment of soybean checkoff dollars on behalf of approximately 25,000 farmers in our state. The council is governed by the rules of a federally mandated checkoff program that requires all soybean producers pay a fee on the soybeans they sell. This money is used to promote, educate and develop market opportunities for soybeans.
The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) is a membership-based organization that conducts legislative work on behalf of more than 3,600 soybean farmer members. Since, federal law prohibits checkoff dollars from being spent on policy and advocacy, MSGA must work with the American Soybean Association to fight for farm-friendly legislation in St. Paul and Washington D.C.
Together, these organizations work to ensure soybeans will remain a viable and profitable commodity for years to come.